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By LS Retail -
Thinking big with LS Central and unified commerce

Retail is not dead – but it is changing. Lines between industries like retail, hospitality and entertainment are blurring, and experiences are replacing possessions in consumers’ minds.

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Stay close to your customers using heart, intelligence, and unified commerce

There is much talk about the increasingly big role technology plays in retail. Some see this as an opportunity; other are afraid that technology will make our world cold, impersonal –boring.

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By Randy Haar -
How technology can help your restaurant franchise brand open outlets faster

A large fast-food restaurant chain is in the process of opening up a new franchise. It’s a big upfront investment for the franchisee owners, and everybody wants to get the restaurant open ...

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By LS Retail -
LS Central 13.04: improved restaurant planning and table management, enhanced mobile inventory and LS Activity

The latest version of LS Central was released on March 21. Here is a rundown of the most relevant changes and of the new functionality now available in the system.

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By Giada Pezzini -
Microsoft Dynamics 365: what it is, who it’s for, and why it matters

In today’s fast-paced retail environment, productivity is critical to success. Yet, too many businesses are still using yesterday’s tools – and unsurprisingly, they are finding it harder ...

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By Joerg Schmikale -
How flexible software solutions can help your restaurant survive during times of uncertainty

“We’re living in difficult times,” says the CEO during the quarterly staff meeting. “But,” he continues, “if we work even harder and display great teamwork, we’ll manage”. Does this sound ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
What’s hot in the restaurant: 8 trends that will define the upcoming months

What’s on the menu this year for restaurants and food service businesses? As retailers keep dipping their toes into the F&B market, and while home delivery continues to disrupt the ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
The top Key Performance Indicators every restaurant CEO should track

As a restaurateur, tracking your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is a necessary part of daily business – and a key process when it comes to accelerating your success. KPIs allow you to ...

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By LS Retail -
7 tips to select the right restaurant management software for your fast casual or quick service chain

As food service customers become more and more accustomed to using technology that speeds up and simplifies the ordering and paying processes, a growing number of quick service (QSR) chains ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
5 important points to consider when expanding your brand into multiple countries

With intensifying competition in many local markets, organizations are increasing trying to build scale and grow their global presence. Expanding your brand into different countries brings ...

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By LS Retail -
Why restaurants fail, and how to avoid it

If you are running a restaurant, you know how challenging it can be at times – and that might just be why you love it. The thing is, good food is not all a successful restaurant needs. Your ...

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How to open a pop-up restaurant in 6 steps

Pop-up and limited-time restaurants have become the latest craze in food, GQ reports. These temporary outlets are a rare case of a win-win for restaurateurs: they are a great draw for ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
What is the cloud? 14 key terms you need to know

The cloud is one of the biggest IT revolutions of the last decade, and it looks like its popularity is only increasing. At a 19 percent compound annual growth, cloud computing is by far the ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
Attract customers and cut costs by making your restaurants more sustainable

Environmental awareness has been growing over the past few years, slowly becoming a common trait in modern consumers’ way of thinking. Retail has felt the impact: from solar-powered items ...

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By Carsten Wulff -
Le ménage à trois – Why LS Retail loves SAP and Microsoft Dynamics

Try googling SAP and Microsoft Dynamics: you will get pages and pages with comparisons documenting why one solution is better than the other. In LS Retail, we see the world differently. For ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
Top 7 questions to ask when buying restaurant POS software

So you have decided to buy a new Point of Sale (POS) system for your restaurant. Congratulations! As the central place where you handle customer service, operations and transactions, a good ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
5 reasons why you should play music in your restaurant

For a long time, people have enjoyed combining food with music. Musicians performed during dinner parties in Roman times, and minstrels entertained dining guests at medieval banquets. Today ...

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By Giada Pezzini -
6 ways you should be using mobile POS to improve the dining experience in your restaurant

Great customer service is essential to success for restaurants, bars, and other food service businesses. Excellent service rests on many factors, including competent and well-trained ...

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When is the right time to implement Business Intelligence and analytics software?

“Data is saving the retail industry,” touted a Business Insider headline just a few years ago. As a matter of fact, data is increasingly fundamental to run a retail business: you need a ...

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